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Obama: We raised taxes, but the rich still arenít paying their fair share
Washington Examiner ^ | January 2, 2013 | 7:27 pm | Modified: January 3, 2013 at 11:45 am | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 01/03/2013 12:36:28 PM PST by Hoodat

President Obama cut a video, distributed by his reelection, to reiterate his belief that the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes and to outline a second-term agenda ranging from environmental policy to gun control.

Obama started by celebrating the tax increases — “making our tax code more progressive than it’s been in decades,” he said — that will take place because of the fiscal cliff deal.

“Obviously, there is still more to do when it comes to reducing our debt,” Obama said in the video. “And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do it in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.”

Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, cut the video for his campaign list. “President Obama recorded a video to update supporters like you on what’s in the agreement and what it means for you,” Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina said in an email today. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fairshare; greed; obama
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Greed is never satisfied. And no one has more greed than a leftist.
1 posted on 01/03/2013 12:36:36 PM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

Maybe Obama should be mentioning this to Al Gore, who purposely purchased Al Jazeera in 2012 so that he would be exempt from paying Obama’s higher taxes..Hey Obama, looks like your leftist buddies are refusing to pay their “fair share”


2 posted on 01/03/2013 12:38:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hoodat

Evil never sleeps.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 12:40:14 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
When one considers the average cost of public services per person, it is actually the poor who aren't paying their “fair share”.
4 posted on 01/03/2013 12:41:11 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Hoodat

Rush said it today, I agree, this is about keeping the “little guy” down. The people being hammered are those that make income. Those that are wealthy, and generate their wealth from accumulated assets didn’t get touched.

Obama will be sure to keep small business owners from becoming large business owners.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 12:41:26 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Hoodat

“Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, cut the video for his campaign list.”

You are using my hard-earned dollars to pay for your MILLION DOLLAR vacations and you DARE to say I don’t pay my fair share when 100% of the people who pay NO TAXES vote for you?


6 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:09 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Hoodat

yes, most of the people Obama calls “rich” are not paying their fair share of taxes......

they (and the rest of us taxpayers) are all paying too damned much!

we need a substantial tax cut ... or the economy will continue its downwards spiral as all of Obama’s new taxes and regulations force more and more layoffs and shut-downs


7 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Hoodat
OH! *GASP* Shock! You mean it's not enough for Bammy!?
8 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:30 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Hoodat

Evil never is satisfied either. It is what is going on in our world today. IMHO


9 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:30 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Hoodat

We’re becoming a Communist state.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 12:43:01 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Hoodat
The purple lipped Marxist will just keep going until someone stops him.

And there's only one way he can be stopped - GOP leaders need to understand whats going on here and throw away the rule book, like he and his party have.

That is, if they really want to stop him.

11 posted on 01/03/2013 12:43:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Hoodat
“And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do it in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.”

UGH!! President "Just Words" strikes again! YOU and PELOSI and REID raised the debt to insane levels and NOW you want to balance that level of spending?! How about just STOP SPENDING!! That would remove A LOT of burden on seniors, students and middle class families!!!
12 posted on 01/03/2013 12:45:58 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Here’s the answer.

The exact amount of money NOT stolen by the IRS from working people and STILL paid out in Government spending is $16.7 trillion dollars, give or take.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 12:46:39 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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Greed is never satisfied. And no one has more greed than a leftist.

The only way a marxist regime can take your property, earnings and life, is to take away your guns first.

5.56mm

14 posted on 01/03/2013 12:47:10 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: brownsfan
Obama will be sure to keep small business owners from becoming large business owners.

And that is exactly what he has done. The birth of a new auto manufacturer from the bondholders of GM debt were denied their rightful claim so that failed GM could remain in business. And the entire next generation of big banks have been shut down and swallowed by the current lot of failing banks-too-big-to-fail so that when they finally are allowed to fail, no one will be there to take their spot. Obama's handlers have done a splendid job of ensuring that America never takes it spot on the world stage as a superpower ever again.

15 posted on 01/03/2013 12:47:38 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

Hmmm, and how many jobs have been created since the Bush tax cuts were enacted?

I’m also p. sure that the Great Recession came soon after President Bush removed many, many layers of regulations. But will conservatives learn anything from that? Probably not.

But please keep voting against your own best interests, I forget that you don’t consider yourselves “poor/middle-class” but “temporarily embarassed millionaires.”


16 posted on 01/03/2013 12:47:50 PM PST by ksen
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To: Hoodat

OK Obama, what is the “fair share”?

80%?

100%

120%.

It has already be shown that if all the rich were taxed 100% we could run the country a short time.

But hey, let’s not lose a great demonization strategy!


17 posted on 01/03/2013 12:48:11 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Tzimisce
We’re becoming a Communist state.

No, we're not. We're more in danger of becoming a corporate oligarchy than we are a communist state. Stop being ridiculous.

18 posted on 01/03/2013 12:49:20 PM PST by ksen
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To: skeeter
That is, if they really want to stop him.

WE want to stop him, but I'm pretty sure a good handful of those GOP members in Washington have no clue what is going on, have no clue on how to stop it if they did, and don't have the motivation to stop him anyway because they have legislated themselves protection.
19 posted on 01/03/2013 12:49:30 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Hoodat
Obama machine increased foreign aid 80%, we must pay more to be transferred out. He is targeting small businesses, farms and job creators.

The hedge fund owners (Soros) are exempted

20 posted on 01/03/2013 12:50:21 PM PST by opentalk
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